photo Butterflysigned6-18-13_zps60d2f958.png



As the muted glow of evening
flows into to the night,
I can't help but reflect
upon what I see outside
and how nothing ever
remains the same
from one day to the next,
all the time,
from minute to minute
before my eyes.

And I reflect
upon the beautiful butterfly
as she puts me in a trance
within her iridescent winged waltz
among the roses of summer
and the precious blooms of spring,
of transformation's promises
fulfilled in symmetrically
kaleidoscopic ways,
my attention transfixed
upon the magic they weave
as they waltz among
the blossoms gracing
my garden and my heart.

And as I watch them
every changing,
I'm captivated and in awe
as spellbound by their beauty,
my heart skips a beat
and smiles,
my eyes awakened
as they continue to see,
transformed once again
by their waltz as I join in.

For beneath the brilliance
of an afternoon sun,
my heart smiles
as awakened by the beauty
my eyes see,
once again
from within
and without,
as a butterfly emerging
from sorrow and doubt,
the way more clearly seen,
again revealed within
the the butterflies
dancing among beads
of morning dew,
the self that was buried
so deep inside
transformed anew
on this summer morning
and kissed on the cheek
by golden rays of dawn.

(c) barbara kausteklis 6-17-13


Written for Apollo Blessed Challenges Abound/
Inner Metamorphosis Challenge


Thanks always for your visits and comments.


Lots of Love and Big Hugs.

Lovely! On another note, may I ask what kind of camera you use?
  • June 19, 2013
  • ·
  • Like
Barbara Kausteklis
Thanks so much, Darlene! Since it was four years ago, I believe it was with my first Canon SLR -- EOS Rebel with a 55-250 zoom lens.
  • June 19, 2013
  • ·
  • Like
  • June 23, 2013
  • ·
  • Like
  • June 23, 2013
  • ·
  • Like
Bettie Davis
Well written piece girlfriend as but always .. Hugs ..
  • January 24, 2014
  • ·
  • Like
Pink Mystique
Makes me long for spring. Would like to know how you accomplish the formatting on this site. So far I haven't been able to do much in the way of formatting.
  • January 24, 2014
  • ·
  • Like
Flossie   Fryer
This piece is so wonderful Barbara Good to see you here don't see you much on the other site much.
  • January 24, 2014
  • ·
  • Like